Index to Collections

The Linda Lear Center for Special Collections & Archives is Connecticut College's repository for preserving and promoting some of our rarest and most precious resources for learning and research. With strengths in environmental and women's studies, American history and literature, and fine press printing and artists' books, the Center is open to all students and researchers.

The Lear Center has over fifty book, manuscript, and art collections. Premier collections include the Lear-Carson collection, a research archive devoted to Rachel Carson, the Sheaffer-O'Neill Collection of manuscripts, photographs, documents, and early editions of Eugene O'Neill, and children's literature, including the Helen O. Gildersleeve collection of children's literature and the Lear-Potter research archive devoted to Beatrix Potter. A complete alphabetical list of collections follows with links to further information and finding aids where available.

Special Collections

College Archives

  • RG01 Connecticut College Governance and Board of Trustees
  • RG02 Office of the President
  • RG03 Faculty Governance
  • RG04 Office of the Dean of the College
  • RG05 Office of the Dean of Faculty
  • RG06 College Secretary/Secretary of the College
  • RG07 Vice President for Administration
  • RG08 Vice President for College Advancement and Alumni
  • RG09 Office of College Advancement
  • RG10 Office of Human Resources
  • RG11 Vice President for Finance
  • RG12 Office of the Controller
  • RG13 Office of College Relations (News Office)
  • RG14 Office of Affirmative Action
  • RG15 Dean of Admissions
  • RG20 Office of Physical Plant
  • RG21 Information Services
  • RG22 Office of the Registrar (formerly Office of Records and Registration)
  • RG23 Summer Programs
  • RG24 Academic Departments and Programs
  • RG25 Interdisciplinary Academic Programs
  • RG26 Interdisciplinary Centers
  • RG27 Campus Buildings and Architecture
  • RG28 Connecticut College for Men records, 1948-1969
  • RG29 Campus Safety
  • RG30 Office of Environmental Health and Safety
  • RG33 Athletics
  • RG34 Unity House (Multicultural Center)
  • RG35 Office of Religious and Spiritual Life
  • RG36 Roth Writing Center
  • RG37 Office of Sustainability
  • RG38 Office of Residential Life and Housing
  • RG39 Office of Career Enhancing Life Skills (CELS)
  • RG40 Office of Events and Catering (formerly Office of Special Events)
  • RG41 Office of Student Accessibility Services (formerly Office of Disability Services)
  • RG42 Office of Study Away (formerly International Programs)
  • RG43 Office of Volunteers for Community Service (OVCS)
  • RG44 Office of Alumni Relations
  • RG45 Alumni Collections (Personal Papers)
  • RG46 Student Clubs and Organizations
  • RG47 Office of Student Life
  • RG48 College Community Publications
  • RG49 Office of Health Services
  • RG50 Office of Counseling Services
  • RG51 The Arboretum at Connecticut College Records, 1930-2014
  • RG52 Children’s Programs
  • RG53 Arts Programming
  • RG54 American Dance Festival
  • RG55 Lyman Allen Art Museum
  • RG56 Arts Planning
  • RG57 Phi Beta Kappa
  • RG58 Student Publications
  • RG59 Connecticut Storytelling Center
  • RG60 Charles Shackford Collection
  • RG61 Faculty Files (AG)
  • RG62 Commencement, 1916- (AG)
  • RG63 Lecture Series (AG)
  • RG64 Music Department Performances (AG)
  • RG65 Family Weekend (AG)
  • RG66 Connecticut College Historical Collection
  • RG67 Memorabilia
  • RG68 Connecticut College (CC) Collection – Faculty Publications and Reprints (AG)
  • RG69 Koine Collection – Yearbooks (AG)
  • RG70 Connecticut College Monographs Collection
  • RG71 Honors Papers and Masters of Arts Theses

AV Collections

  • AV01 Video (Moving Images) Collection (AG)
  • AV02 Audio Collections (AG)

Photographic Collections

  • CCP01 Campus Life Photograph Collection
  • CCP02 Dorm Life Photograph Collection
  • CCP03 Founders Photograph Collection
  • CCP04 Donors Photograph Collection
  • CCP05 Trustees Photograph Collection
  • CCP06 Presidents Photograph Collection
  • CCP07 Buildings and Grounds Photograph Collection
  • CCP08 Physical Education
  • CCP09 Academic Departments